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Ligneous membranitis in Scottish terriers
  1. Sarah L. Mason,
  2. Peter McElroy and
  3. Tim Nuttall
  1. Small Animal Teaching Hospital, University of Liverpool, Chester High Road, Cheshire CH64 7TE

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WE are currently undertaking a study at the University of Liverpool, investigating the genetics of ligneous membranitis in a family of Scottish terriers. This is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the mucous membranes associated with plasminogen deficiency. The condition is well characterised in people and is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern (Schuster and others 2001 …

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